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Word: homeostasis

Definition: tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm


More Vocab Words

::: inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
::: beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
::: infallible - unerring; never making mistakes
::: facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
::: obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
::: indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
::: regatta - boat or yacht race
::: gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
::: paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
::: ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition